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are supportive of israel. i don't know what his management experience is regarding the pentagon. little, if any. so i think it's an incredibly controversial choice and it looks like the second term of barack obama will be an in-your-face term. >> so what are some of the issues? start with israel. as you heard, a number of his opponents, especially on the republican or conservative side think chuck hagel is not a friend of israel and point to his position on iran sanctions. they say because of his position that iran sanctions essentially aren't effective, that that is another point against him. also, from the liberal side, comments about a dozen, maybe 14 years ago, that chuck hagel made about a candidate for an ambassadorial position, where he called him openly and aggressively gay. now, chuck hagel has since apologized for that, but that also raises some haggles among some people on the more liberal side. not going to be a friendly reception up in the senate, however, the white house obviously thinks they can pull it off. >> an interesting confirmation hearing, that's for sure. >> let's talk a
the main pro israel lobbying group the jewish lobby. he's gotten a lot of questions about that. also questions about what kin of sanctions against iran he has supported. he has been skeptical of unilateral sanctions and this is something the white house very much acknowledges, but they point to the fact that he supported sanzes against iran backed by a coalition. the u.s. and other countries. president obama sort of in a veiled way referred to this yesterday and his commence in the east room and he said that haggle realizes that america is strongest when it stands with its allies. i will tell you, soledad, the white house feels that although this will no doubt be a tough confirmation process, that hagel will get some really tough questions from republicans and democrats who at this point, many of them holding back on endorsely hagel, the white house and president obama feel when hagel has a chance to answer those questions, he will give good answers, convincing answers, that will get him the support he needs in the process. to that end, it was at least twice yesterday that he was urg
drama at the oscars. >> we'll talk to steve israel, thomas mack mccarty and star of the "walking dead" will be joining us. monday, january 28th." starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. we begin with a developing story this morning. the funerals under way for some of those killed in the horrific fire that took place at a brazilian nightclub. half of the victims, 231 of them, were students, all from the same university, celebrating their last weekend of summer break. called the kiss nightclub, located in santa maria. recovery workers are hearing the sounds of ring tones as those looking for loved ones are hoping they will pick up the cell phones. shasta darlington live with the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. that's right. right now, over at the cemetery, the funerals have started. and i'm right here in the center of town, a few steps from the nightclub, kiss where this tragedy happened yesterday morning. very early, of course. right now, the investigators are inside. looking for more clues about what caused this fire. there has been a
israel. marsha blackburn, jen psaki, president obama's traveling press secretary, and diane swonk and connecticut attorney irving pinsky. >>> wednesday, january 2 know, starting point begins right now. > >>> our "starting point," what on earth just happened? financial markets up, but it took one fractured vote to make it happen. let's recap. late last night, the house of representatives passed the senate's fiscal cliff bill. the final tally, 257-167, and while 151 republicans voted no, it is worth noting its speaker, john boehner, voted yes, so did paul ryan, by the way. here is the deal that took over 500 days to seal. no tax hikes for couples earning less than $ 450,000 a year. itemized deductions, and unemployment benefits extended and alternative minimum tax adjusted for inflation. >> here is the deal. what the deal doesn't address is federal spending. drastic domestic and defense cuts have been put off for more than two months. looking ahead that could get messy if this is an indication, think about that. and also the debt ceiling this is the end of february this is now at 16
congressman israel, jen saki, president obama's and diane swonk, what all of this will mean for your paycheck and debt and deficits in this country. >> the fiscal cliff deal not done at all. stay with cnn all day for the developing news on the fiscal cliff, we have a big house vote perhaps as this bill gets to the floor. as we say good-bye to 2012 thank you to all the people behind the scenes who make "starting point" possible. happy new year, everyone. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ should all acquaintance be forgot
of defense, despite criticism from pro israel groups and gay groups over past comments that haggle made. president obama suggested he was still in the running on "meet the press" over the weekend. timothy geithner leaving later this month, probably sometime around the inauguration. >> back to work at the supreme court today. justices are scheduled to meet in closed door sessions to go over pending appeals. among some of the cases they could decide to hear, the adoption fig adoption fight over a couple ordered to hand over their toddler to the couple's biological daughter. >>> and court documents filed yesterday seem to indicate that floyd focorkins play plead guil to shooting at an office in washington in august. he didn't like the politics of the family research council, which is a conservative policy organization. >>> a court hearing for mike cre crapo of idaho, allerrested for alleged dui. he was one of the gang of eight senators who was supposed to save us from the fiscal cliff in november. >>> we showed you another alley-oop. returned the opening kick, never looked back. oregon duc
at the day's top stories. >> thank you, soledad. voters in israel having their bet. but it's a safe bet that benjamin netanyahu's party, likud will win re-election. it's still too soon to say if this party will go hard right or include centrists. >>> north korea easing up on strict cell phone regulations for foreigners. regulators allowed to bring their own mobile devices in the country. talking to locals? don't try it. that is still illegal. >>> prince harry home from a second tour of duty, serving the british army in afghanistan. looking at interviews he did in theater, and he admits he killed some members of the taliban. the 28-year-old british royal says he took enemy fighters out of the game during his 20-week tour in afghanistan. privacy was a big concern for him there, just like it is at home. >> i never wanted y e ed you gue out here, but there was a deal made that you didn't speculate before my deployment. >>> wife of wes welker blasting ray lewis. lewis, who is retiring, win or lose, after the super bowl, has been seen as a leader and inspiration to his team, but after baltimo
policy. those are some of the concerns, he's not going to be tough enough on israel or iran and those are concerns that mccain and others have on the republican side of the senate. >> it's going to be very interesting. i think that especially will be an interesting prism to watch this all through. dana bash takes a look exactly at that issue. >> reporter: at a new hampshire town hall meeting in 2000, a voter asked then gop presidential candidate john mccain who he would put in his cabinet. listen to his answer. >> as far as secretary of defense is concerned, there's a lot of people that could do that. one of them i think is senator chuck hagel. >> reporter: that's right, mccain volunteered that he would consider chuck hagel for defense secretary. the same man he now criticizes 13 years later for the same post in president obama's administration. >> my biggest concern is his overall attitude about the united states, our role in the world, particularly in the middle east. >> reporter: what happened? to understand the depth of their fallout is to understand how close their friendship onc
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